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#3611 melissa2014

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    Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

    I emailed you the section of the planning process that focused on flowers/colors of decor! Hope it's helpful!

    Huge help . Now I can finally start buying items that are colour theamed !! Just wanted to make sure my choices were avaliable Thanks Again ! Melissa

    #3612 Mel888

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      Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

      Hey ladies!

       

      I am just deciding if we should do extra hours at the reception, has anyone done this and thought it was too much time or not enough? Or anyone booking extra hours? We are doing the mint package so we have a 3 hours reception. We might add on at least an hour... any thoughts?

       

      Also, we want to do a DJ....does anyone know if we have to use a certain one or if we have to find one on our own? Any recommendations?



      #3613 FireyNurse

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        Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

        We had the strawberry with a 3 hour reception as well, we added on 2 hours because we assumed dinner and speeches would take most of the 3 hours up. When the time came (5 hours had passed) our group was having such a blast we decided to extend it by one more hour and then the disco would be open if people still wanted to party...which they did! So together we had 3 hours included, paid for another 3 and then went to the disco after that.  All depends on what your group is like, we didn't want to go and sit in the lobby like so many other groups we'd seen do during our stay, it didn't appear to be all that fun to us so we just stayed on the beach dancing our hearts out! We thought it was 100% worth the money we spent!

         

        The cost is about $12 per person (over 18) per hour.

         

        I can't speak for the DJ as we did an iPod.

         

        Happy Planning!



        #3614 julienelson0713

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        Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

        Originally Posted by FireyNurse 

        We had the strawberry with a 3 hour reception as well, we added on 2 hours because we assumed dinner and speeches would take most of the 3 hours up. When the time came (5 hours had passed) our group was having such a blast we decided to extend it by one more hour and then the disco would be open if people still wanted to party...which they did! So together we had 3 hours included, paid for another 3 and then went to the disco after that.  All depends on what your group is like, we didn't want to go and sit in the lobby like so many other groups we'd seen do during our stay, it didn't appear to be all that fun to us so we just stayed on the beach dancing our hearts out! We thought it was 100% worth the money we spent!

         

        The cost is about $12 per person (over 18) per hour.

         

        I can't speak for the DJ as we did an iPod.

         

        Happy Planning!

         



        What time is the disco open? I've been to tons of weddings, but for the life of me I cannot decide if we need to add hours to our reception...I figured three hours was enough to eat dinner, have a couple quick speeches and cut the cake. Our group is small, and made up of lots of family friends who are older and probably won't be up for partying all night! What was your timeline like? I was thinking we would head to the disco after our reception, but the WC didn't give me a great description of cost/time/location etc. Did you do the VIP option? That's the one thing that the WC said to me...to do VIP it's $20 for guys and $10 for the ladies.



        #3615 abouchard

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          Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:57 PM

          Hi, i was just wondering if you could also email me this flower/color decor email? My wedding isn't until October but  I would definitely love to get a head start on looking at ideas! my email is ashleybouchard@hotmail.com

           

          thanks so much!



          #3616 julie1025

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            Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

            Hi Brides!

             

            Did anyone use an outside photographer? If so, did you pay for the 2 night stay? or pay the $500 deposit? I'm trying to get a price for the 2 night stay but it wont let me book for 2 nights it has to be a 3 night stay. What did you ladies do? 

             

            Also, my wedding is on May 25th and my WC has not contacted me? Should I be worried is this normal? 

             

            Thanks Ladies!



            #3617 mrsnova

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              Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

              Originally Posted by julie1025 

              Hi Brides!

               

              Did anyone use an outside photographer? If so, did you pay for the 2 night stay? or pay the $500 deposit? I'm trying to get a price for the 2 night stay but it wont let me book for 2 nights it has to be a 3 night stay. What did you ladies do? 

               

              Also, my wedding is on May 25th and my WC has not contacted me? Should I be worried is this normal? 

               

              Thanks Ladies!

              I am using an outside photographer and have to pay the $500 fee because it was more to book the 3 nights at the resort. I think it depends on the dates whether there is a 3 night minimum or not, because I have seen other brides on here book only 2 nights.

               

              Sucks to have to pay that but I guess it will be worth it to have good photos!

               

              I would think your WC should have already contact you...your wedding is almost 3 months away! My wedding is March 1st and I started the planning process with my WC in August/September I think.


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              #3618 mrsnova

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                Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:57 PM

                Originally Posted by julienelson0713 

                 



                What time is the disco open? I've been to tons of weddings, but for the life of me I cannot decide if we need to add hours to our reception...I figured three hours was enough to eat dinner, have a couple quick speeches and cut the cake. Our group is small, and made up of lots of family friends who are older and probably won't be up for partying all night! What was your timeline like? I was thinking we would head to the disco after our reception, but the WC didn't give me a great description of cost/time/location etc. Did you do the VIP option? That's the one thing that the WC said to me...to do VIP it's $20 for guys and $10 for the ladies.

                I think you can decide to add more hours that day. I read somewhere on here that your WC lets you know there is 30 min left or whatever and asks if you want to add more time..

                 

                So I wouldn't stress about it:). We aren't planning on adding more hours but if we feel rushed or didn't get to dance much after everything was done then we will add more time. We are also planning to go to the disco afterwards and I haven't though about doing VIP or not...


                Married to the man of my dreams 3.1.13!!
                wedding website: http://kaelaandjoel.ourwedding.com/
                planning thread: http://www.bestdesti...g-thread-3-1-13

                #3619 julie1025

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                  Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

                  Originally Posted by mrsnova 

                  I am using an outside photographer and have to pay the $500 fee because it was more to book the 3 nights at the resort. I think it depends on the dates whether there is a 3 night minimum or not, because I have seen other brides on here book only 2 nights.

                   

                  Sucks to have to pay that but I guess it will be worth it to have good photos!

                   

                  I would think your WC should have already contact you...your wedding is almost 3 months away! My wedding is March 1st and I started the planning process with my WC in August/September I think.

                  Thanks for your feedback. Are you bringing your own centerpieces? Is the resort providing that too? 



                  #3620 Mel888

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                    Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:55 AM

                    It's totally normal, but I would send her a quick email just to see if she got your last. I went 3 months without hearing from mine so I sent her an email and she said she sent me one awhile back. No harm checking in!






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